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Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting
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Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting

Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Farouq, Weeps As Communication Minister, Pantami, ‘Disgraces’ Her At Federal Executive Council Meeting The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, was on Wednesday involved in a heated argument with her Communications and Digital Economy colleague, Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaRepo...
We disbursed N6 billion to poor households in Zamfara – Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq
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We disbursed N6 billion to poor households in Zamfara – Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq on Tuesday October 27 revealed that her ministry has disbursed over N6 billion to poor households in six out of the 14 local government areas of Zamfara under the 2020 Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme.   Speaking during the flag off of Grant for Rural Women Project in Gusau, Sadiya said the programme was launched to address deficiencies in capacity and lack of investment in human capital of poor and vulnerable households.   The Minister said 130,000 beneficiaries from Anka, Bungudu, Birnin Magaji, Kaura Namoda, Tsafe, and Talata Mafara local government areas received between N30,000 and N80,000, based on the dates each beneficiary was enrolled into the programme. ...
Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Theft By Outrageousness – Farooq Kperogi
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Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Theft By Outrageousness – Farooq Kperogi

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Buhari's minister of humanitarian affairs, said today that she spent more than N500 million to feed non-existent schoolkids in their homes in Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT while schools are shut!This woman embodies the audacity of fraud. While past and present government officials steal on the sly, she is explicit and unapologetic about hers. I call this governmental theft by outrageousness.Well, anyone who can steal date palms (worth millions of naira) donated to poor, endangered IDPs by Saudi Arabia is capable of anything. This regime is the greatest boon to corruption with impunity. https://twitter.com/farooqkperogi/status/1290689075050094594 (Quote) (Report) 12 Likes (Like) (Share)
FG Disengages 500,000 Npower Beneficiaries
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FG Disengages 500,000 Npower Beneficiaries

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has said the Batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries will exit the scheme June 30 and July 31 respectively. The programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries thus far – 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018. The beneficiaries were supposed to spend 24 months on the programme but Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months. In a statement, she said the federal government has commenced the transitioning of the Batch A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes. “We have commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A & B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector...
Time To Put Homegrown School Feeding Scheme Through Scrutiny – Oke Umurhohwo
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Time To Put Homegrown School Feeding Scheme Through Scrutiny – Oke Umurhohwo

Ideally, it should be consistent, but like almost every government programmes and activities in the country, the homegrown feeding scheme has escaped the scrutiny of the public for too long. But that can no longer continue, and from the look of things, it is time for the scheme to be put under scrutiny. And the reason for this isn’t farfetched. At a time when schools are under lock as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, announced plan by the federal government to go ahead with its school feeding programme. This was, perhaps, in adherence to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in his March 29, 2020 broadcast, where he asked the ministry to liaise with state governments...
N-Power Volunteers Will Get Their Stipends Next Week – Sadiya Umar Farouq
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N-Power Volunteers Will Get Their Stipends Next Week – Sadiya Umar Farouq

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says the stipends of N-Power beneficiaries for the month of April will be paid early next week. She made the promise at briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday. Last week, the ministry had appealed to the volunteers to be patient, as “payments are currently being processed”. However, while responding to a question on why the payment had not been made for April, the minister gave the assurance that it would be made early next week. “I would like to say it is in the final stage of payments. By early next week, they will get their payments, Insha Allah,” she said. The N-power programme was established by the federal government to provide job...
Buhari’s Minister, Farouq discloses what will happen to people carrying lockdown fake pass
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Buhari’s Minister, Farouq discloses what will happen to people carrying lockdown fake pass

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has threatened to arrest, prosecute printers and users of fake vehicle exemption pass during the Coronavirus lockdown. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, reminded Nigerians that the pass was to facilitate movement of emergency personnel and providers of essential services. According to her, “some nefarious elements also sell the tags to vehicles owners and individuals who do not provide any service during the lockdown, especially in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.” Farouq, said that, “the situation has made it difficult for security personnel to effectively do their job. “The lockdown is aimed at stopping the spr...
Pantami’s Decision To Mine Data Of Phone Users Trailed By Controversy
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Pantami’s Decision To Mine Data Of Phone Users Trailed By Controversy

THERE are growing concerns over the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari government to mine Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data of phone users in the country. Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy disclosed government’s plan to mine phone data in a viral video circulating across the social media platforms, in which he said that the poorest of the poor in the country were identified and offered supports through the SIM registration data mined by the ministry. The Minister revealed this in a video interview with an unidentified person. The statement also aligns with the recent pronouncement by Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, who said beneficiaries of the social intervention scheme would be sourced through SIM...
90 Million Nigerians Are Living In Poverty – Sadiya Umar Farouq
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90 Million Nigerians Are Living In Poverty – Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nearly 90 million Nigerians are living with extreme poverty, Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has stated. The Minister, who spoke at a budget defense session of the Ministry before the House of Representatives Committee on IDPs, said the Buhari government was resolve to lift the 90 million Nigerians in extreme poverty across the country. She also said the new ministry was committed to strengthening coordination of humanitarian and disaster management efforts by multiple stakeholders, adding that the Ministry has enormous responsibility to address some of the underlying causes, drivers and consequences of humanitarian crises and underdevelopment including: relatively high poverty of nearly half (90 million) of the country...
I Cannot Confirm Or Deny Buhari’s Rumoured Marriage – Aisha Buhari
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I Cannot Confirm Or Deny Buhari’s Rumoured Marriage – Aisha Buhari

FIRST Lady Aisha Buhari on Sunday said it was not her duty to confirm or deny the rumour that her husband President Muhammadu Buhari wanted a second wife. She told BBC Hausa that the responsibility to confirm or deny the rumour was that of those involved in the matter. She said: “He (Buhari) is the person rumoured to be planning a marriage, not Aisha Buhari. They (those concerned) are supposed to come out and clear the air.” The first lady denied a rumour that she left her husband because she did not agree with his plan take a second wife. She called for urgent action against the menace of fake news. The social media was abuzz last Thursday with news that President Buhari was to get married to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Developme...
‘My Father Not Arranging A New Wife For Buhari’ – Says Mamman Daura’s Daughter, Fatima
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‘My Father Not Arranging A New Wife For Buhari’ – Says Mamman Daura’s Daughter, Fatima

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has refuted social media claims that her father is arranging a second marriage for President Muhammadu Buhari. Daura, who is Buhari’s older nephew, is often described as the head of the so-called cabal that takes most decisions under the current administration. The cabal is said to have asked the president to marry Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, to spite Aisha, his wife of 30 years, over constant criticism of the clique. The rumour was so strong last week with the purveyors picking Friday, October 4, for the wedding ceremony that never was. In an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by TheCable, Fatima said her father and Buhari are monogamists. “Wallahi, it is a lie. It is all part of what I am saying ab...
Aisha Buhari Confirms Video Of Her Ranting In Aso Rock
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Aisha Buhari Confirms Video Of Her Ranting In Aso Rock

Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, confirmed a viral video that showed her ranting about a locked door in the presidential villa. Mrs Buhari returned to Nigeria at about 4.30am on Sunday, after having been away on holiday in the United Kingdom, UK. She relocated to the UK after an earlier trip to Saudi Arabia. In a chat with newsmen, Aisha said she was the one in the footage. It was gathered that Aisha got angry after a disagreement with Mamman Daura, the president’s cousin, some months ago. In the clip, Aisha said: “This is the villa. We have over 200 soldiers guarding us, over 200 policemen. Why do you have to lock this door? What for, what for? Enough is enough. Let me know when you are leaving this place, let me know” Speaking, the president...
Presidency Breaks Silence Over Reports That President Buhari Wants To Marry A New Wife
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Presidency Breaks Silence Over Reports That President Buhari Wants To Marry A New Wife

The Presidency has reacted to reports of the alleged marriage between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq said to take place soon. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement to Tribune, revealed that the report was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news. Adesina also said that the news was far from the truth and that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa on Friday. According to Tribune, another top Aso Rock source said: “How will anyone expect that the President will be getting married and it will be a secret affair?” “Nigerians like to gist and play banters, as it is another way of relaxation for many, and they have seen the president as a ...
Governor Ayade Accuses United Nations, Federal Govt Of Paying Lip Service To Southern Cameroon
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Governor Ayade Accuses United Nations, Federal Govt Of Paying Lip Service To Southern Cameroon

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has accused the United Nations and the Federal Government of paying lip service to issues about Southern Cameroon. This is coming as as thousands of Cameroonian refugees fled into Nigeria, particularly Cross River. He expressed this displeasure when he received the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Sadiya Umar Farouq, and the Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS High Commission for Refugees, Antonio Canhandula, who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Calabar. Ayade, who pointed out that he was speaking as a human being and not as a governor, maintained that “in the video clips going round the world today, I think humanity is being debased and I think United Nations m...